Greatest Athletes of All Time

The Contenders: Page 12

221 Steve Prefontaine

How the hell did we forget PRE? The greatest athlete of all time never says the best performing a their sport in the title. To me it means the most inspirational. Pre was the greatest runner in America and I truely believe that not a single runner since has inspired a nation like he did. Not only runners were inspired by him, but an entire nation from football and basketball jocks to waitresses and rocket science nerds. No one since has touched a nation to the extremity that he did. It is unfortunate he died before Montreal. - themusicking101

He set every American record from the 2,000 to 10,000 meter runs. Lets see Michael Jordan even RUN 3 miles. -

Most interesting and inspirational person to ever live. Truly my biggest inspiration in sports history. Watch Without Limits and you'll see why. GO PRE

Best runner ever

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222 Taufik Hidayat

During his prime, he's unbeatable.
The backhand smash is just legendary!

223 Lee Chong Wei

Currently the world number 1 badminton player. His ability to do wonders with racket ans shuttle is amazing. Not only that, his infinite energy and never-give up attitude is admirable.

By far one of the best athletes the world of badminton singles has ever had
No one has as good racket skills and such a good selection of shots. By far the best

224 Nadia Comaneci Nadia Comaneci

Nadia Comaneci at age 15 years taught to all what does means perfection in gymnastics. She showed to all that the scoreboards must be modified to enroll her qualifications.

The first perfect 10. - Cheftobe

Best gymnast ever

Still a legend!

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225 Allyson Felix

For me, the absolute best athlete, by far. She impresses me in every way possible.

226 Gianluigi Buffon Gianluigi Buffon Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon is an Italian professional goalkeeper who plays for and captains both Serie A club Juventus and the Italian national team.

Greatest Goalkeeper of all time

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227 O. J. Simpson

Seriously? he sucks because he was put in jail

Exactly what he said.

Why so negative about OJ

Oj is a free man cuzzz

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228 Damian Lillard Damian Lillard Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.

Beast mode damian your better than lebron and chris paul

He is the face of the Trail Blazers franchise - Htown3ball

He is really good and I love him but Steph Curry is probably better. No offense. But Dame Rocks

229 Antonio Brown Antonio Brown Antonio Brown is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

I don't think he's the best yet but if a mediocre player who is known for 1 great catch and has done nothing sense. Why shouldn't Antonio Brown be on the list. After all he is probably the best receiver in the NFL today

Sup nice catches your really good player

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230 Bart Starr Bart Starr

First quarterback to win a super bowl and two time mvp

231 Mark Spitz Mark Spitz Mark Andrew Spitz is an American former competitive swimmer, nine-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in seven events.

In the 1972 Summer Olympics Mark Spitz won seven gold medals in swimming and set seven new world records. A feat only surpassed by Michael Phelps in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

He dominated men's swimming in the late 60's and early 70's in ways never seen before. I believe that he was listed the Guinness Book of World Records on several occasions.

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232 Teofilo Stevenson
233 Candide Thovex
234 Freddy Adu

He rocks my sox all the way and is the best soccer player in the world

No he is trash he started to young and was pretty good but he was and always will be trash

235 Shane Warne

Great athlete and personality, revolutionised spin bowling

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236 Jay Adams

the man who started skateboarding
the original seed

237 George Brett
238 Rob Ray
239 Jared Zabransky

THe statue of liberty rocks 2007 fiesta bowl mvp champion

240 Manny Ramirez

he is the all time Yankee killer

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